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Expect White Knots on
Oscar's Red Carpet

Expect White Knots on
Oscar's Red Carpet

Celebrities have often donned ribbons, a small yet public statement that has helped garner visibility and publicity for various causes -- red ribbons for AIDS awareness, pink for breast cancer. For this Sunday's Oscars, expect white knots for marriage equality.

Celebrities have often donned ribbons, a small yet public statement that has helped garner visibility and publicity for various causes -- red ribbons for AIDS awareness, pink for breast cancer. For this Sunday's Oscars, expect white knots.

The white ribbons symbolize support for marriage equality: As the group behind the ribbons declares on its website , "Everyone should have the right to tie the knot."

Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl already wore a white knot at Sunday's Grammys, as well as Dave Stewart of Eurythmics. Anne Hathaway has said that she will wear one at Sunday's Oscars, as well as cast and crew members of the Oscar-nominated Milk .

Frank Voci spearheaded the WhiteKnot.org campaign and told Variety that all high-profile nominees have been sent a knot in hopes that many will choose to display it. He didn't ask for any star to make a statement, just to wear the knots in a show of personal support.

"They all get the poignant timing and the March 5 court date," Voci told Variety , referencing the day the California supreme court will begin hearing oral arguments for and against overturning Proposition 8. (Rhiza Dizon, Advocate.com)

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